My dear sister in Christ has her own business selling these BEAUTIFUL baskets! And their not just beautiful in looks, but they also have a beautiful ministry behind them. Each basket is hand woven and the weavers are paid fairly for their work!
Here is some more information on them:
We are a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation . Fair Trade means that the weavers get paid fairly for the work they do. Each Bolga basket will come with a flyer explaining more about the Fair Trade Federation and how they help the weavers. It also gives more details about the basket weaving process from start to finish. We also send a portion of our sales back to Africa to further help the African people. We are also a member of the Co-op America group. Their mission is to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Bolga baskets are very labor intensive. It takes about 3 days to make one of these beautiful, durable baskets. The weavers take the local grass (elephant grass) through many stages before the basket is finished. Then they take the baskets and have the braided leather handles put on. We also carry many types of Bolga baskets from tote baskets and shoppers to bread baskets and fans! Each is a work of art you will treasure for years to come.
If your looking for a unique gift this year, please stop by my friends web site and see all the beautiful African baskets she has available.